Overheat Project: Advancing Fire Prevention And Management In Container Shipping

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The EU-funded research project “OVERHEAT- Innovative Strategies for Containership Fires Prevention and Management” was recently launched to promote technologies that aid in the prevention and management of fires on container ships.

Project focus

As The Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) explains, the OVERHEAT project will focus on the development of a digital solution (DS) that provides a comprehensive overview of the situation on board and around the ship. By integrating Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), a system for fire prevention, early detection and rapid response will be established.

The Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) is part of the consortium and will focus on analysing existing prevention systems and measures, the requirement profiles of the various parties involved in combating and preventing fire on container ships .

The reason behind the project 

Container ships play a crucial role in world trade, transporting around 90% of globally traded goods by volume and value.

The Safety Tech Accelerator Cargo Fire & Loss Innovation Initiative (CFLII) is a collaborative technology acceleration program that will help tackle the issue through shaping joint requirements, identifying technology solutions, undertaking carefully designed trials and developing best practices and recommendations.

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Source : Safety4sea